Lancashire County Cricket Club's new stand approved

Lancashire County Cricket Club's new stand approved

Image copyright Lancashire County Cricket Club Image caption An artist’s impression shows the plans for Old Trafford A new stand to increase seating capacity to 29,500 at Lancashire County Cricket Club has been approved. The 3,500-seater stand will replace the “dated” Red Rose Suite at Old Trafford which hosted the most matches in this year’s […]

New Year’s Honours: West Indies star Clive Lloyd knighted

New Year’s Honours: West Indies star Clive Lloyd knighted

Image copyright Adrian Murrell/getty Image caption Clive Lloyd converts his CBE into a knighthood Clive Lloyd, whose West Indies side dominated international cricket, has been knighted in the New Year Honours. The Guyana-born batsman, now 75, has been honoured for his service to the game. He captained the West Indies from 1974 until 1985 and […]

Cricketer Nasir Jamshed admits bribery conspiracy

Cricketer Nasir Jamshed admits bribery conspiracy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nasir Jamshed, a former Pakistan opening batsman, initially denied the allegations A professional cricketer has pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe other players to spot-fix in a Twenty20 match. Nasir Jamshed, 30, from Walsall, in the West Midlands, was the target of bribery but then acted as a go-between, […]

Comic Nish Kumar booed off stage at charity bash

Comic Nish Kumar booed off stage at charity bash

Image copyright Getty Images Comedian Nish Kumar was booed off stage after making Brexit jokes at a charity event on Monday night. Kumar, who hosts the BBC’s Mash Report, was performing at the Lord’s Taverners annual charity cricket lunch. “You are the only audience in my entire 13-year history of performing that have actually thrown […]

Basil D'Oliveira: Buy-a-brick plea to honour cricket legend

Basil D'Oliveira: Buy-a-brick plea to honour cricket legend

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Basil D’Oliveira played for Worcestershire between 1964 and 1980 Cricket fans can take part in creating a memorial for Worcestershire legend Basil D’Oliveira – by buying a brick for a pavilion in his name. The South African club where the cricketer learned to play is honouring its famous son […]

Sourav Ganguly: Can former India captain score big as cricket chief?

Sourav Ganguly: Can former India captain score big as cricket chief?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ganguly has a huge fan following in cricket crazy India Sourav Ganguly, one of India’s most successful cricket captains, takes over as president of the country’s cricket board on Wednesday, kicking off a new chapter in its history, writes the BBC’s Vikas Pandey in Delhi. Cricket is a religion […]